Our foundation CAGBA does
Wallis Fine Jenny samples the apple tree
Catawampus Farm is in central Maine, as you approach the western hills. We have a small flock of white and naturally colored angora goats and heritage Jacob sheep, with a few romney ewes (because, well, romney is lovely and was my very first raw fleece mad crush.) We offer our mohair and wool in soft yarn blends, roving, batts and locks. Our “farm fresh” yarn and roving is processed at a small local mills and we use locally raised wool for blending in our yarns.
We also carry carefully selected wool and alpaca from other small family farms in Maine, offering hand spinners premium “farm fresh” fibers. All spinning fleeces and fibers are handpicked from other Maine family farms for clean, soft and spinnable fiber. Our own mohair and wool is sorted before and after washing for minimal vegetable matter. Our goats and sheep do live active, happy lives. If you find a little native Maine vegetable matter in our locks, we hope this will make you smile and picture our happy critters, knee deep in clover.
Forget any old concepts you may have of itchy mohair. Fine mohair is so silky and soft! It gives yarn a lovely halo, sheen, softness and strength. When blended with wool, I think it makes a perfect yarn which is soft, light and warm. Spinning, knitting, weaving are all about fondling fiber, right? My own philosophy: “Life’s too short for tiny needles and scratchy yarn!”
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